Religious Education

Our Vision

   Our Religious Education Program here at St. Patrick Parish is geared to helping each child or young person develop a personal relationship with Jesus.  Only when that relationship is established can that person then begin to understand and make sense of our Christian Faith.  Most important in the formation of that relationship is helping every young person to encounter Christ through prayer.  Prayer is the door that opens the mind to be able to process what our faith teaches us and what it means to live as a disciple of Christ in our world.

     As parents of your child, you have a central role in helping foster this relationship with the Lord by bringing your family to Sunday Mass every week, praying with your children at home, and going over the content of your child's religious education material with them.  Only by taking an active interest in their faith formation will they come to see the invaluable treasure that our faith is to us.  Faith is not something we do but our lived relationship with the Lord Jesus.  Let us live this faith together as families!

Ministry Assistance

     Faith Formation is an ongoing process involving the entire family. We are always in need of assistance. Please indicate the areas in which you may be able to assist in this ministry. We will be sure to use your talents at the same day and time as your child/children's religious education activities.

  • Full Time Catechist (do not pay tuition)
  • Assistant Catechist (pay half tuition)
  • Substitute Catechist
  • Baby sit for Catechists
  • Baby sit during meetings
  • Hospitality Committee (set up, serve, clean up at receptions following First Communion, Reconciliation, Confirmation)
  • Prepare food for receptions & meetings

 

Registration
     
Please click here to register for religious education online.  You will have the option to submit payment online or to pay by check at the end of the registration process.  Click here if you wish to download a pdf version of the registration form and mail it in to the parish office with your payment.  Registrations should be mailed to St. Patrick Parish 40 School Street Newport, NH  03773.

 

2016-2017 Religious Education Calendars

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Ages 3-6

Regular classes will be held on the following Fridays at Assumption Hall from 2:45 to 4:45 PM, with exceptions listed below:

September 16 – First Class of the Year 
September 23 
September 30
October 7 - Columbus Day, NO CLASS
October 14
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11 – Veteran's Day, NO CLASS
November 18 
November 25 – Thanksgiving, NO CLASS
December 2
December 9
December 16
December 23 – Christmas Break, NO CLASS
December 30 -  Christmas Break, NO CLASS
January 6
January 13

January 20
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17 
February 24 –  Winter Break, NO CLASS
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 7
April 14 – Good Friday, NO CLASS
April 21
April 28
May 5 
May 12 – Final Class of the Year


Elementary School CCD
Grades 1-8

Regular classes will be held on the following Fridays at Assumption Hall from 3:15 to 4:45 PM, with exceptions listed below:

September 16 – First Class of the Year 
September 23 
September 30
October 7 - Columbus Day, NO CLASS
October 14
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11 – Veteran's Day, NO CLASS
November 18 
November 25 – Thanksgiving, NO CLASS
December 2
December 9
December 16
December 23 – Christmas Break, NO CLASS
December 30 -  Christmas Break, NO CLASS
January 6
January 13
January 20
January 27

February 3
February 10
February 17 
February 24 –  Winter Break, NO CLASS
March 3
March 10
March 11 – 9AM Reconciliation Retreat*
March 17
March 18 - 9 AM First Reconciliation*
March 24
March 31
April 7
April 14 – Good Friday, NO CLASS
April 21
April 28
May 5 
May 12 – Final Class of the Year
May 20 – 9AM First Communion Retreat*
May 21 - 10AM First Communion*

 

Important Dates

* March 11, 2017 - First Reconciliation Retreat will be held at Assumption Hall from 9:00AM to 12PM.
* March 18, 2017 - First Reconciliation will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church at 9:00AM.
* May 20, 2017 - First Communion Retreat & Rehearsal will be held at Assumption Hall from 9:00AM to 12PM.
* May 21, 2017 - First Communion will be celebrated at St. Joachim Church at 10:00AM.

 

HIGH SCHOOL CCD
Grades 9 & 10

Regular classes will be held on the following Sundays at Assumption Hall from 5:00 to 6:30PM, with exceptions listed below:

October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20 
November 27 – Thanksgiving, NO CLASS
December 4
December 11
December 18
December 25 – Christmas, NO CLASS
January 1  - Solemnity of Mary, NO CLASS
January 8
January 15
January 22
January 29
February 5

February 10 &11 – Confirmation Retreat*
February 12 - NO CLASS due to retreat
February 19 –  Winter Break, NO CLASS
February 26 
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26 
April 2
April 9
April 16 – Easter, NO CLASS
April 23
April 30
May 7
May 14 – Mother's Day, NO CLASS
May 25 – 5:30PM Confirmation Rehearsal*
May 26 - 7PM Confirmation*

Important Dates

* February 10-11, 2017 - Confirmation Retreat will be held at Assumption Hall on Friday from 6:30PM to 9:15PM and on Saturday from 8:30AM to 6:00PM.  
* May 25, 2017 - Confirmation Rehearsal will be held at St. Patrick Church at 5:30PM.  Candidates and Sponsors must attend.
* May 26, 2017 - Confirmation will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church at 7:00PM.

 

Sessions
     All classes take place at Assumption Hall

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Ages 3-6) |Fridays, 3:00-5:00 P.M.
Elementary School CCD (Grades 1- 8) |Fridays, 3:15-4:45 P.M.
High School CCD (Grades 9-10) |Sundays, 5:00-6:30 P.M.

Tuition

1-3 children $75.00 per child
4+ children: $250.00

Make checks payable to: St. Patrick Parish or submit payment online.

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